Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Skirt to Bag ReFashion

This Anthropologie skirt cried out to be a bag when I saw it!  It took a couple of tries,but I finally made it into a bag that fit my lifestyle.  I LOVE that its brightly colored, fashionable and sturdy!

Anthropologie Marimekko Mini Skirt
Originally I turned this mini skirt into a bag to hold my yarn collection.

1st Draft
Craft Bag
It was great and functional as a craft bag, but I felt like Poppy (that's what I named her) was pretty enough to be seen.  So I added handles.
Added Pre-made Handles
 I recycled the handles from another bag.

2nd DRAFT
This version of the bag was nice, but the fabric was too floppy and unstructured.  So I added a canvas liner.

The liner gives is structure

NOW, Poppy is street ready!

Final Version!

The tutorial is on my website:




4 comments:

Valerie said...

Very nice bag! The extra details like salvaged scraps and liner make it great!

whatthesew said...

I agree, the skirt was crying out to be made into a bag and you have done it proud.

cfortin said...

I love the final result. The poppy print is great!

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Chickie Walsh said...

That large print is great for a bag. Really lovely.
Chickie